BeOS: Porting UNIX Applications

BeOS: Porting UNIX Applications

by Martin C. Brown, Cherie Plumlee
     
 

The BeOS is the exciting new operating system designed natively for the Internet and digital media. Programmers are drawn to the BeOS by its many state-of-the-art features, including pervasive multithreading, a symmetric multiprocessing architecture, and an integrated multithreaded graphics system. The Be engineering team also built in many UNIX-like capabilities

Overview

The BeOS is the exciting new operating system designed natively for the Internet and digital media. Programmers are drawn to the BeOS by its many state-of-the-art features, including pervasive multithreading, a symmetric multiprocessing architecture, and an integrated multithreaded graphics system. The Be engineering team also built in many UNIX-like capabilities as part of a POSIX toolkit. Best of all, the BeOS runs on a variety of Intel architectures and PowerPC platforms and uses off-the-shelf hardware.

This book explores the BeOS from a POSIX programmer's point of view, providing a comprehensive and practical guide to porting UNIX and other POSIX-based software to the BeOS. BeOS: Porting UNIX Applications will help you move your favorite UNIX software to an environment designed from the ground up for high-performance applications.

• Supports BeOS Release 3

• Provides a step-by-step guide to the porting process from downloading the source code to installing the application

• Explains how to port off-the-shelf utilities like Emacs and Perl as well as your own programs and tools to the BeOS

• Offers a comprehensive POSIX reference for anyone who is porting or writing software for the BeOS

• Furnishes a simple catalog of tools and features available on the BeOS

Editorial Reviews

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Explores the BeOS (the new operating system by Be Inc.) from a POSIX programmer's point of view, providing a practical guide to porting UNIX and other POSIX-based software to the BeOS including off-the-shelf utilities like emacs and perl. The guide walks through configuration, identifying and using the various build techniques, building the package and identifying what to fix, and testing the package to make sure it was built correctly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558605329
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Martin C. Brown is one of the most active programmers outside of Be porting UNIX applications to the BeOS. He has worked with most varieties of UNIX, Mac, and Windows systems, doing everything from software development to system administration. When he’s not on the job as an IT manager, he is enthusiastically involved in the Be development effort.

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